people living alone get used to loneliness.
 F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night (1934). copy citation

Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
Source Tender Is the Night
Topic loneliness accustoming
Date 1934
Language English


“"This is the sort of thing I mean. Now where is Nicole—she's gone off somewhere. Is she upstairs in her room? What am I supposed to do? I never know whether it's something innocent or whether I ought to go find her."
"Perhaps she just wants to be by herself—people living alone get used to loneliness." Seeing that Miss Warren was not listening he stopped. "I'll take a look around."
For a moment all the outdoors shut in with mist was like spring with the curtains drawn. Life was gathered near the hotel.” source

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